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AUSTRIA. The following appears in the Austrian Lloyds of the 6th: We give the assurance to the nation that no alliance whatever has been entered into with Russia that Austria has not promised to allow, through gratitude for the ser- vices rendered in Siebenburgen, the Russians to act as they please in the Danubian principalities, and that the Russian citizen corps crossed over the Austrian frontiers without the request, consent, or knowledge of our Government, and solely at the demand of Lieutenant-Field-Marshal Puchner." HUNGARIAN BANK NOTEs-The public announcement of Prince Wiudischgratz, which appeared at Ofen on the 2nd of March, that the Hungarian Bank notes will neither be confiscated nor considered illegal in Hungary, in direct contradiction of the decree of the Ministry, has excited an immense sensation at Vienna, and is looked upon as nothing short of an open letter of defiance to the Ministry. THE EMPEROU.—A letter from Olmutz says Our young Emperor has not adopted the old severe Spanish eti- quette which previously prevailed. To his table are invited honourable men of all ranks and classes. The Archduchess Sophia, the Emperor's mother, does the honour of the table. His- Majesty often speaks of Vienna, and expresses his regret that circumstances render it necessary to subject that capital to a rigorous regime. After dinner, the Emperor smokes his cigar, a habit which he adopted in the camps of Italy. This is an immense innovation at our Court, as no member of the Imperial family of Austria was ever known to smoke. The Emperor rises every day at six, and, after devoting two hours to study, transacts business with his Ministers. He goes every evening to the theatre, where the artists belong- ing to the two theatres of the Court of Vienna play alterr Rarely."
FRANKFORT. The Committee for the revision of the Constitution has determined, by a majority of 13 to 10, in favour of an here- ditary chief of the Empire.
SARDINIA. Our accounts from Turin are of the 5th. The Iiing re- plied briefly to the address of the Chambers applauding his Government for favouring an Italian Confederation, and op- posing any intervention of foreigners in Central Italy. The Chamber also recommended a closer alliance with the two great constitutional Powers, as well as with Hungary, op- posed to the same enemy. The King replied "Signori,—-1 am grateful for the sentiments you have expressed, and re- turn thanks to the Chamber. Our union is the best promise of success. You tell me the nation is ready for every sacri- fice. I assure you that the army is in a flourishing state and ready. I and my sons have the national and Italian in- dependence at heart." In the sitting of the 3rd, Purola addressed a question to Ministers concerning the entrance of 5,000 to 6,000 Modenese and Austrians into Tuscany. Mi- nister Sineo answered, he had every reason to believe that there was no foundation in the rumour.
RECOMMENCEMENT OF HOSTILITIES…
RECOMMENCEMENT OF HOSTILITIES BETWEEN THE PIED AND AUSTRIANS. Letters were OH Sunday received in Paris from Tm-in, from a Colonel of the Staff, which state that the Piedmontesohave marched on Piacenza, and the Au&trians had advanced to meet them. According to the same authority, the first ob- ject of Charles Albert would be to drive the Austrians out of Milan.
IRISH DEPUTATIONS TO THE MINISTERS.…
IRISH DEPUTATIONS TO THE MINISTERS. RAILWAYS IX IRELAND.—A numerous deputation of noblemen, members of the House of Commons, and- gentle- men interested in the progress of railways in Ireland, had an interview with Lord J. Russell and the Chanse-Hor of the Exchequer on Saturday, in Downing-street, for the purr pose of inducing the Government to consent to the appoint- ment of a select committee of the House of Commons," with the view of inquiring into the present position of Irish rail- ways, and reporting, upon the best, means of securing the completion of such lines aa would be serviceable to the country in the development of her resources. After some discussion, Lord J. Russell stated that the application made by the deputation for the appointment of a select committee had somewhat taken him by surprise. He was-not, there- fore, prepared to state what course the Government might be disposed to adopt with reference to a subject which, he admitted, was of great importance but he assured the de- putation that the proposition would receive the fullest con- sideration of her Majesty's Government. THE LANDED INTEREST OF IRELAND.—On Saturday a deputation of members of Parliament, representing the landed interest of Ireland, had an interview with the Chan- cellor of the Exchequer, at his official residence in Downing- street, for the purpose of calling upon the Government to introduce a measure empowering the Bank of Ireland to make large advances to the landed proprietors ef that coun- try on the security of mortgages, following the example of the Directors of the Bank of England in the year 1823, prior to which the utmost inconvenience was by the English landed interest, from the difficulty, amounting almost to an impossibility, of obtaining loans on mortgage, however ample might be the security. The Chancellor of the Exchequer could not pledge him- self at once to meet the wishes of the deputation, but he would consider the subject with care proportionate to its great importance. THE RATE-IN-AID.—A deputation, appointed at a meeting of ratepayers of Ulster, convened at Belfast a few days ago, to oppose the rate-in-aid, waited upon Lord John Russell on Friday at his official residence in Downing-street. The deputation having been introduced, Mr. Johnson pre- sented to Lord John Russell copies of a series of resolutions passed at the recent meeting at Belfast. One of the deputation gave the Premier to understand, that if the Government were determined to collect the rate in. Ulster, the presence of 50,000 soldiers would he necessary to preserve the public peace. r Lord J. Russell admitted thut the feeling in Ulster against the rate was very strong, but the Government consi- dered it was their duty to adopt the course they had taken. Sir Robert Peel's plan for replanting Connaught and Munster with a new race of landlords is by no means so sudden a proposition on his part as people suppose, and the scheme is approved of by those members of the Irish bar who are most in confidence with Sir Robert Peel and his friends. "Connaught must be confiscated," has been fur some time a tenet with the Peelite lawyers in Ireland, and the eminent barrister who would be either Attorney or Solicitor-General under a Conservative Government would probably be found a very zealous supporter of the Peelite plantation of proprietors' scheme. There is a Lincoln party here amongst certain circles, who desire to see Lord Lincoln chief secretary. again, and in these quarters the plantation n 'scheme is well thought of; the only doubt is as to its practi- cability. Sir James Graham's autumnal visit, and the atten- tions he received and accepted from certain persons, is com- mented on in private circles here, and it is very evident that the only thing sudden about the Peel plantation plan is the mode.of its proposition to the House of Commons.Daily News Correspondent. CASE OF MR. I)UFFY.-SoMe of, the jurors who tried Mr. Duffy at the last Commission are getting up a memorial to the Government praying for his pardon and release from imprisonment. Five or six, including the. foreman, reputed to be a high Orangeman, have already appended iheir sig- natures, and the remainder are expected to sign in the pri- soner's favour. Mr. Duffy has refused his assent to the proposed subscript tion to defray the expenses of his many trials. The infant son of Smith O'Brien was christened last week in Richmond prison. Messrs. Meagher and 'M'Nlaiius were present at the ceremony. MR. MARTIN'S ESTATE.—The vast estate of Mr. Martin, son of the famous Dick Martin," in the county of Gaiway, alluded to in Friday's debate, by Sir Robert Peel, has just been sold to a London Assurance Company. The entrance to the private domain is about a day's journey from the mansion-house.—Liverpool Journal.
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APPREHENSION OF THE REV. J. MORE, A.M., BY THE BISHOP OF EXETER. The following appeared as an advertisement in the Times of Saturday :—■ TO THE MINISTERS AND FRIENDS OF THE GOSPEL IN LONDON OF ALL DENOMINATIONS. "REV. AND DEAR SIRS,-I have just received the following letter, from which it will be seen the Rev. James Shore, A.M., was apprehended in Spafields chapel, immediately after preach" ing there, this evening — London, March 9, 1849. 'MY DEAR Siit,I am just apprehended in your chapel; after preaching, and I write you a line before I enter mycell in the prison at St. Thomas's, Exeter. 'I am-at-last to be incarcerated: for contempt of court, they say for non-payment of the Bishop's costs, but really and virtually for preaching the Gospel out of the Establishment. Indeed, I have not the means of paying the costs and, even if I were able to do so, I should still be under contempt of court for preaching the Gospel, and, therefore, may still be kept in prison. I am happy, however, in the hope and expectation that my imprisonment may tend to open the eyes of my countrymen as to what they may expect, should unfortunately a certain party now struggling for supremacy, ever obtain the ascend- ancy in this country. I am sure it is quite time that the civil sword should be entirely wrested from the grasp of all ecclesiastics. To my mind, the only'sword that ministers of the Gospel are justified in using-is the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Believe me, my dear sir, very sincerely yours, JAMES 'SIIOKE.' The Rev. T. E. Thoresby.* "In consequence of this step by the Bishop of Exeter, you are hereby respectfully and earnestly requested to attend a provision d meeting, to be held at Exeter.hall, on Monday morningnext,"at eleven o'clock precisely, to confer as to the best means of altering the law under whose power the Rev. James Shore. A.M., has been committed, and of effecting his immediate liberation. Rev. and dear sirs, yours faithfully, "London, March 9." "THOMAS E. THORESBY." On Monday the meeting was held, all, the Patriot, although no other notice of the meeting was given, the lower hall-was crowded for some time before the hour appointed and there appeared no reason-to doubt that, had more ex, tensive publicity been given, the larger hall would have been completely filled. .There were on the platform, the Rev. Drs. Leifchild, Camp- bell, Iteell, Pile Smith, and Ferguson; the Rev. Messrs. Burnet, Binney, Bergne, Brock, Stratten, Forster, Hinton, o. 11 a Craig (Clergyman of the Church of England), Thoresby, Bean, Hersehell, Ashton, Boaz, A. L. Gordon, D. Thomas, R. Eckott, Ainslie, Adoy, Scales (of Leeds), J. W. Richard- son, Woodwark, Leask, Wilkins, S. Green; 4psley Pellatt, Esq., Lieutenant Blackburne, &c., &e. The Rev. R. Ainslie moved, that the Rev. Mr. Craig, a clergyman of the Church of England, take the chair. Mr. Thcresby, at the call of the chair, recited briefly the facts of the case. He stated that it would be necessary to appoint a .treasurer, as Sir Culling Eardley had sent him £ 20, and the Hon. Mrs. Thompson, of Poundsford Park (Mr. Baptist The Hev., Thmas "Binney ■ moved the first resolution, which was one of sympathy for Mr. Shore. The CHAIRMAN invited any Churchman present to second the resolution. Lieutenant Biackmore, R.N., responded to the invita- tion by seconding the resolution, ptit from the chair, and carried unanimously with loud applause. The Rev. James Striitt-eii moved the second resolution, denouncing the ecclesiastical law under which a clergyman of the Church of England eouid be prosecuted and ".ulti- mately imprisoned for exercising- his liberty to leave that Church and preach the Gospel in a Dissenting meeting- house. Joseph Dawson, Esq. seconded the motion. The Rev. J. H. Hinton, M.A., threw himself on the canv- dour of the meeting while he expressed his opinion that the motion was not perfectly applicable to the case. The at- ;tachment was an attachment for the costs of the appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, and had no connexion whatever with the proceedings in the Court of Arches. Therefore Mr. Shore was attached for costs in- curred voluntarily by his own appeal. (Hear.) The ques- tion was, whether the meeting would go for the principle of getting rid of the power of attachment for costs incurred ih legal processes. (No, no.) Mr. Binney thought the point raised by Mr. Hinton was one that ought to be coolly looked at. (Tumult.) Mr. Wickens, a solicitor present, explained that Mr. Shore would, if freed on payment of these costs, be liable next day to attachment for the costs in the Court of Arches. With the latter costs Mr. Barnes had nothing to do, .the proctors being the parties to be treated with as to them. The Rev. John Burnet was sorry so much time had been wasted upon legal technicalities. He could not agree with Mr. Binney, that Dissenters went into courts voluntarily the Church-rates drove them there. (Hear.) The Chairman called Mr. Burnet to order. Mr. Burnet thought lie could prove he was in order. His object was to show Z, that Mr. Shore, as well as the Church- rate recusants, was driven by an ecclesiastical usage, in self- defence, into the course he had taken. By this means, too, we had the advantage of knowingwhat really was the law of the case. The resolution was put and carried unanimously. A committee was appointed of twenty-four gentlemen, of different denominations, with power to add to their number after which the meeting separated..
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TIIE N0NC0NF0KMIST" NEWSPAPER. The committee appointed some time ago for the extension of the circulation of the Nonconformist, held a soiree at the London Tavern, on the 28th ult., to celebrate the completion of their labours, an increase of 1,000 copies weekly having been secured. There was a large and respectable attendance of gentlemen interested in the Nonconformist and the prin- ciples it advocates. Samuel Morley, Esq., occupied the chair. The Rev. H. Richard, in proposing the last sentiment, "An honest and free Press, and the Nonconformist as one of the best types both of its honesty and its freedom," referred in highly complimentary terms to the Nonconformist and its j. respected editor. Mr. Miall, in acknowledging the sentiment, delivered an elo- quent and heart-stirring address. He stated that the three cardinal principles of the Nonconformists are—The Separation of Church and State, Manhood Suffrage, and Peace. His re- ference to the origin and early progress of the Nonconformist was most interesting, especially to those who have read it from the commencement, and whose political creed and earnest sympathy with truth and rectitude are attributable to his teach- ings. The following is* an extract:—" It has been my earnest desire, if possible, to purify and elevate the mind of Dissent. It has been my earnest intention, and thought, and prayer, that I might be enabled to enlarge the charities of those who are to take part in this great conflict of right against wrong—that they might throw aside all that is tricksy, mean, all that passes current among men simply in consequence of its conventional stamp—that they might breathe an atmosphere of holy virtue and manliness, and. be able, at every period of their carreer, and in the hottest of the fight, at any time to plant their feet upon eternal right, and appeal to their own consciences, appeal to the knowledge of their fellow-men, and appeal to the eye of the heart-searching God, that what they have earnestly sought to promote by means purely consistent with the lovely and beau tiful precepts of Christianity herself. In the preparation of the Nonconformist—-more especially in the conduct of it during the earlier part of its course-I took pains-pains to inquire, pains to express myself, pains to get at the hearts of those with whom I came in contact, pains to make known and to commend to all my readers the thorough honesty of my intentions. For three or iour years after I had embarked upon the experiment, I may truly say that the Nonconformi&t was scarcely ever out of my thoughts, whether awake or asleep, I had it before me by day —I dreamed of it by night. I had no sooner sent forth one ■number, than I had my thoughts busy upon the one to follow. I looked abroad and around me, upon every object that could interest the mind, in order that I might have materials for vari- ety, for illustration, for argument, or for appeal. I may truly tkut it wao tlie one purpose of my life, the Single idea that haunted me during that period; and I believe that this been the secret, to a great extent, of the moral influence which it has attained (hear, hear). No man can be earnest, even in wrong, without communicating the contagion of his earnestness to those to whom he speaks. I feel grateful now for the oppo- sition which I encountered at the commencement of my career. I am delighted at the discipline through which Providence saw fit that I should pass; and I earnestly trust that I may turn to account all those great lessons that have been impressed upon my own mind in Consequence of the position which I was obliged to take up. I have reason to thank God, and take courage. I do it with feelings which perhaps many of you can conceive, but which, I am sure, none can describe. None can tell the dreary prospect that was before me when, as I came to this metropolis, with the enterprise in my heart and in my head, of establishing ah organ for the reflection and expression of great principles of moral, political, and ecclesiastical truth-none can tell the anxiety that was produced in my heart by the uncertainty of the issue. None can tell the shrinking of one's soul from the diffi- ties, unpleasantness, and annoyances which one foresaw he must go through in order to any thinglike victory. There were few who cheered me, who took me by the hand. To take me by the hand then, was kindness indeed; and the first to do so was our friend Mr. Burnet. But in general, my purpose was misun- derstood. I did not feel surprised it was the common lot of those who had struck out a new path—a new practical path- and had left behind the ordinary conventionalisms, at all events, religious conventionalisms, of society. Nor, after all, was the trial so great as was anticipated. In my work, I found my reward. I say it for the encouragement of those who are now young, and who will have these principles to their ulti- mate issue. I say, if you will take your stand boldly, and look obloquy in the face, the feeling of unpleasantness will be but the feeling of the moment. Conscience comes in to aid ybu—the sentiment of the mind within bears you up—and then comes over you what I can only describe, in the languago of holy writ, as a peace which passeth understanding." In j the daily routine of the work which I had set myself, there f was full employment for all my powers and though the world might scowl or neglect--and though one's brethren might stand aloof, and say Fie !"—and though the company which one was obliged to meet at times would regard him as they would regard one who brought with him a contagious disease —yet, on the whole, I felt prouder of serving the truth, of battling for great principles, and of suffering, if suffering there were in the case, reproach and contumely for the advancement of the great interests of mankind, than I should have felt of all the flattery which the press of the world could give me, or of all the smiles with which the Church could bless me (cheers), And now what a change I scarce know where I am. Al- though I had occasionally dreamt of these things in my imagi- nation-, yet I can soxpetimes hardly realise to mycolf the posi- tion in which I have been placed. I look back and marvel—I look forward, and hope I feel that to have been employed in. this good work at all is matter for devout thankfulness to the providence of God and I can most sincerely and earnestly assure you, that in those moments when most of all I feel the- importance of the infinite as compared to the finite, I feel like- wise the most devoted gratitude to Him who can turn whatever instrumentality He pleases to account, that He has been j pleased, in His wisdom and goodness, to give to myself, among others, an opportunity of serving Him in a way in which the affections of my heart, and the conclusions of my judgment, can so heartily go with me to the work."
FRANCE. The Sun of Monday evening- says that the President has determined to despatch M. Napoleon Bonaparte to Madrid without- delay, with directions to oppose by every means in hu power the project of the Spanish Government of an armed intervention for tho restoration of, the Pope. The eonduct of the Pope in thus urging on the Catholic Powers to make war on the Roman Republic for his personal ad- vantage can scarcely be reconciled with the pretext which his Holiness was pleased to put forth in the course of last summer for not joining- in the war of liberation against the Austrians, viz. that as a Christian priest he felt he ought not and could not go to war. Is his Holiness, then, no Ion for a Christian, priest, or how- comes, it that war, which in the summer was sacrilegious in his eyes, when proposed to be made against .the Austrians, becomes in the winter sacred when proposed to be made in their favour? The State trials commenced at. Bourges on the 7th. Barbes protested against the competency of the Court, which 1e designated an exceptional tribunal, and indulged in lan- guage so violent and intemperate as to lead the Court to Kio-fhim, He declared that he would only attend during the trial by force. The President informed him he could remain absent at his pleasure. Albert made a similar pro- testation. The trial was resumed on Saturday. Flotte, the cook, who had to be borne neck and heels the day before, entered the court led only by two gendarmes. The galle- ries were crowded with people, amongst whom were a num- of well-dressed ladies. The examination of witnesses commenced, amongst whom was Cartier, ex-Director of the Paris police. The witnesses were frequently interrupted hv denials from the prisoners. The Commission appointed on Friday to prepare a list of candidates for the functions of Councillors of State elected ou Saturday M. Francis Arago as President, and M. Senard as Secretary. The appeal of the five persons condemned to death for the murder of General de Brea and his aide-de-camp, Captain Mangiu, has been rejected by the Court of Cassation. The application for mercy is now before the Minister of Justice, and will be laid by him before the President of the Re- public. The Times correspondent says It is mentioned as a proof of the confidence entertained by the French Govern- ment in the re-establishment of public credit, that the Mi- nister of Finance has declined receiving proposals for a loan offered to him- He has likewise declared that he has suffi- cient funds at his disposal to pay the dividend on the Five per Cents, due the 22nd inst., without drawing on the Bank of France for 100,000,000 francs due to the Treasury on ac. count of the new loan. It is further stated that money is flowing so rapidly into the Treasury in exchange for bonds cf the Republic, that the Government are about to induce the interest on those securities to 5 per cent."
PRUSSIA. BERLIN*, MARCH 6.The election of President of the Second Chamber took place to-day.. The successful candi- was M. Grabow.who was carried by the Right and Centre against M. Von Unruh, the candidate of the Left, but only by the small majority of 12. 360 Deputies voted.,
DENMARK AND THE DUCHIES.
DENMARK AND THE DUCHIES. The Cologne Gazette of the 9th says:—" Chevalier Bunsen, in consequence of instructions received from Frankfort and Berlin, has replied very concisely to the official announce-. menr of the King of Denmark, denouncing the armistice of Maimo. He declares that, the negotiations for peace are thereby broken off, and must be broken off until that de- nunciation be withdrawn. England and France have, it. is said, likewise manifested to Denmark their serious disapprobation of this denuncia- tion. D mmark will thus be thrown back more completely upon Russia, and will find at St. Petersburgh an energetic sup- porter, the more so since the Russian note to the Berlin Ca- binet, which was at first doubted, is now positively denied.
RUSSIA. AND TURKEY.
RUSSIA. AND TURKEY. Liters which reached Malta late on the 25th of February, by the Erin from Constantinople, which took her departure thence on the 20th, and from Smyrna on the 22nd ult., an- TUtrace that M. Titow, the Russian Minister at the Sublime Porte, had officially demanded the passage into the Bos- phorus, and out of the Dardanells into the Mediterranean, of a. Russian fleet; which demand having been submitted by the Divan to the representatives of the other great powers, these, after holding a conference, had shown the Sultan the absolute necessity of refusing—which refusal having been communicated to M. Titow, he had signified that Russia I t-I no other alternative left than to force the demanded -nassa.^e, which she was determined to have.
ROME. The Contempomneo of the 28th ult. announces that M. M iZxini was proclaimed Member of the Roman Constituent Assembly on the 27th. On the same day that Assembly adopted the law on judiciary organization, which abolished all privileged jurisdictions, suppressed the ecclesiastical tribunals, and established at Rome a Court of Appeal and a Court of Cassation. The Assembly next voted by acclama- tion a project of decree, abolishing the Holy Office, and de- cided that a pillar should be erected on the site of the palace where it had been installed. The Minister of Finance had ordered, under the severest penalties, the lodgment into the treasury of all funds accruing from mortmain property, wlli-c'il, by a decision of the Constituent Assembly of the 21st ult., were to be applied to the urgent wants, of the country.' Eight days only were allowed to effect that pay- !¡¡l;n.t.,
NAPLES AND SICILY.I
NAPLES AND SICILY. T4ie Turin Journal of the 7th gives, under the date of Naples, March 1, the following" On the 26th ult., MM.: Temple and Ilayneval, and Admirals Parker and Baudin, went to Gaeta to settle with the King the ultimatum to be offered to the Sicilians, on the refusal of which the mediate in-4 Powers would retire, and leave the parties to act for themselves." The. following were the conditions submitted to: the KingA general amnesty, excepting thirty^ leaders of the revolution, who were to receive passports the Con- stitution of 1813, modified; one army only, with a Sicilian contingent independent Parliament finances, munici- palities, and tribunals lieutenant to be named by the King, either a Prince iloyal or a Sicilian. The head of the house- hold, the foreign affairs, war, and marine, to depend on the King; a contribution of four millions of arrears, and one million of war indemnity to be made." An English vessel had left on the 28th with this ultimatum for Palermo. If this ultimatum be rejected by the Sicilians, it is said that the mediating Powers will withdraw from further inter- ference in Sicilian affairs.
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DREADFUL MURDER IN BRISTOL At a late hour on Wednesday night it was found that an elderly maiden lady, possessed of considerable independent property, named Jefferies, and residing at 6, Tr en chard-street, near the Roman Catholic Chapel, had been murdered, as is supposed, by her own servant girl, Sarah Thomas, a young woman of prepossessing appearance, under circumstances of the most revolting barbarity. The accused is in custody. Elizabeth Jefferies was 61 years of age, and of very eccen- tric habits. Nearly every house in the street was her pro- perty. No one lived with her but Sarah Thomas, and it was known that she kept a large sum of money in gold and silver by her. On Friday it was noticed that the shutters were closed, and were not opened till Wednesday; the fact was communicated to the brother of the deceased, a retired sur- geon, in Kingsdown. Mr. Herapath, magistrate, advised him to communicate with the superintendent of police, who despatched Sergeant Crop to see what was the matter. The sergeant gained access by climbing over a wall at the back. 0 The back door was open, and on proceeding up to a bedroom on the first 'floor front he found the corpse of a woman, which bore marks of great violence. The corpse was lying- on the bed, the head -having been beaten in, apparently by some blunt instrument, such as a poker. Inspector Bell went to Mr. Clarke, of Bridge-street, who keeps a register- office for servants, and who stated that on the 30th of Janu- ary the deceased applied to him to get her a servant, and he sent her Sarah Thomas, on the 5ih of February. Thomas stated she was twenty years of age, had previously lived with Mr. Lord, hatter, Pensford, then lodged with Mrs. Sollis, of Noi 2, Lower Park-row, Bristol. inspector Bell went to Mrs. Sollis, and she informed him that Sarah Tho- mas had called at her house that very day for a pair of scis- sors and a book she had left there in February, and said she was going home to her friends at Horfield. Inspector BeH, Sergeant Crop, and two of the detective force, proceeded to HorfiekV about two and a half miles from the city. They went to a cottage, knocked at the door, and were answered by an old woman, wjio appeared very indignant at being roused up at such an unseasonable hour, it being by that time between one and two o'clock in the morning. Ih alP. swer fa-questions, she said she had a daughter named Sarah, who was living at Pensford, where she had been for some time. Convinced they were on the right scent, they threa- tened if denied admittance they would break open the door. They found the prisoner, Sarah Thomas, concealed in the coal-hole, and Inspector Bell charged her with having com- mitted the murder. On making a further search they found concealed one large silver gravy and five silver table spoons, all of which were marked with the initials" R J." in a flourish. Upstairs they found several boxes, and in one of them a lady's gold watch with a massive gold guard chain attached. In tiie packets of the prisoner they likewise found twenty-seven sovereigns, four half-sovereigns, 15s. 4d. in silver, and 2d. in coppers, also a pair of gold earrings. The prisoner expressed great reluctance when informed she must accompany the officers to the station-house, and appeared very uneasy all the way there." The female searcher em- ployed at the station-house found concealed in her stockings five silver tea-spoons, likewise marked with the initials E. J." in a flourish, and which have since been identified by the brother of the deceased. George Webb, residing at No. 11, Trenchard-street, on Saturday morning last between eleven and twelve, saw the prisoner, whom he knew very well, leave the house, accompanied by a man, who carried a red box away for her. It is not supposed he was any party to the murder. A coroner's inquest has sat upon the body, and adjourned to Tuesday. The following are the principal new facts as yet elicited —Isabella Fry, wife of Thomas Fry, turnkey at Bridewell, residing at 5, Trenchard-street, stated that, on Saturday morning last, about ten minutes past five, she was in bed with her iiusbilid, when she was awakened by a very great noise in Miss Jefferies's house, which apparently procefeded from the front bed-room. The noise was like a person cry- ing or screaming; she did not hear-any noise like blows. A tenant of hers, Mrs. Ham, came and asked her if she heard the noise, and she said she did, and she supposed that it was Miss Jefferies calling up the servant, and that they were quarelling, adding, that, from the noise, the old Woman must be killing her. Mrs. Ham asked if she should knock at the wall, and witness told her to do so. She knocked, and im- mediately the noise ceased. About seven the same morning there was a knock at her door, and, being only partly dressed, she asked Mrs. Ham to go down and answer it. She went down, and witness heard a female voice, which she was afterwards told was Miss Jefferies's servant, say, that Miss Jefferies had sent her in to say she hoped Mrs. Fry was not alarmed at the noise, for It was a cat had got on the bed-, and had frightened her mistress, and that her mistress was afraid that they were 'killing' each other." Mrs. Ham said, I thought it was you crying." The girl replied, "No, it was the eat. got on the bed;" Mrs. Ham said' Oh, it was no cat, for I have heard you cry before in the yard and the other then said, "She is such a good-for-nothing womaiii, or wretch, that I cannot live with her." Mrs. Ham con- firmed the statement of this last witness. Ralph Montague p 0 Bernard, surgeon, made-apost mortem examination, and said the wounds appeared to be recent, and death must have taken place soon after their infliction. They were such in- juries as the deceased could not have inflicted on herself. (The girl, Sarah Thomas, here burst into tears). It is said Sarah Thomas has made a private confession to the effect, that it was not she that did it, but a former fellow-servant of hers, who has been tried for felony. She states it was done with a large stone audin corroboration of this a stone was found on the hah in the bedroom of the murdered woi man, which, on examination, fitted the wounds exactly, and on it were some grey hairs and clotted blood. As a poiice- man was narrating an account of the affair in a public-house, in Host-street, two men of suspicious appearance suddenly got up and left. When the potboy afterwards was putting up the shutters he found a bunch of keys in the grove into which the shutters fit, and which turn out to be the keys of tho house of the unfortunate deceased, and it is well'knhWri that the girl alluded to in the confession of Sarah Thomas was in the habit of frequenting that house.
AwFUL DEATH.—On Friday, Mr. G. C. Greenway, coroner, held an inquest at the King's Arms, Kenilworth, near Lea- mington, Warwickshire, on the body of Miss Ann Stewart, aged 16, & daughter of General Stewart. It appeared from the evi- dence of John Pugh, eoachman to the General. that on Thurs- day alternoon, about three o'clock, he heard one of his master's horses making a strange noise in the stable, and on going to the spot he found Miss Stewart under the horse. The animal was standing close by the side of the stall, and the deceased was- doublecl up under it. The blood was issuing from deceased" a head, and there was a large pool of blood in the stable. The, deceased used to caress and feed the horse occasionally, and ft was remarkably quiet, and seemed sensible of her attention. In the opinion of the witness, the deceased was feeding the horse, when he, in play, knocked her bonnet off, and it fell to the ground that lie then became frightened, and knocking her down, kicked her on the head, as he found the bonnet on the floor of the stable, and the off Jund heel of the horse was co- I vered with blood. When he extricated deceased life was qu t extinct. The jury returned a verdict of" Accidental Death." i